Politics

The Republican Election Fraud that Trump Refuses to Tweet About | Dick Polman

In case you’re wondering why you should care about a scandal-ridden House race in North Carolina — the last race on the midterm calendar that… Continue reading

Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2018 | Raging Moderate

Sit the kids down. Let the dogs out. Prop the grandparents up. The nation’s patience has been richly rewarded, because the eagerly awaited list of… Continue reading

Big week for Gov. Inslee | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Can a little known thoroughbred from the Pacific Northwest capture the 2020 derby of Democratic presidential candidates? It sure looks like Jay Inslee… Continue reading

Congress Must Reauthorize VAWA | Laura Finley

That the U.S. is divided on political issues is old news. Both the Left and the Right are deeply entrenched, resulting in distrust, animosity, and… Continue reading

Undocumented Citizen | Andrew Moss

When Jose Antonio Vargas was sixteen years old, he discovered that his green card was a fake. Unbeknownst to the grandparents with whom he was… Continue reading

A Requiem for Donald Trump | Steve Klinger

I attended Donald Trump’s funeral today in a half-empty Washington Cathedral, curious to learn how the 45th president, who of course resigned in disgrace in… Continue reading

Trump’s 97th week in office | In cartoons

It’s a caravan — of cartoons! Our presidential parade of cartoons continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 97th week at 1600 Pennsylvania… Continue reading

Will Trump Listen to Lindsey Graham? | John L. Micek

What got into Lindsey Graham? Maybe it was the wave of nostalgia for an old school Washington brought on by the funeral of former President… Continue reading

National Climate Assessment a Political Hot Potato | Blair Bess

Timing is everything. Take for example the Trump administration’s decision to release the latest National Climate Assessment during last month’s Thanksgiving holiday. No shocker. The… Continue reading

Rep. Appleton to chair Council of State Governments’ Public Safety Committee

Washington State Rep. Sherry Appleton will serve as chair of the Council of State Governments West Public Safety Committee for the 2019-20 biennium. CSG West… Continue reading

President George HW Bush | A Tribute to 41 in Cartoons

Newspaper cartoonists from across the country paid tribute to 41st President George H.W. Bush following his death Friday, Nov. 30 at the age of 94.… Continue reading

The Demonic Suction Tube | Robert C. Koehler

Suddenly America’s political cauldron bubbles with hope and possibility — not just because the Democrats have won races across the country, but because voters pushed… Continue reading

Trump’s 96th week in office | In cartoons

Let’s talk turkey! Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 96th week in the White House.… Continue reading

No Country for White Men? Why the Left Should Appeal to the White Male Identity | Matthew Johnson

Liberals and progressives, with the notable exception of Bernie Sanders, too often fail to appeal directly to white men in the United States. I am… Continue reading

Trump’s 95th week in office | In cartoons

No one, believe me, no one, knows more about fires than Donald J. Trump. Dumpster fires, forest fires, pants on fire. Our cartoon chronicle of… Continue reading

Local lawmakers to talk at forum

“Our Washington Legislature” is the next topic in Kitsap Aware’s forum series on Justice and Citizenship. The next session is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday,… Continue reading

China Policy: Disappointment Is No Excuse | Mel Gurtov

Greg Sargent writes in the Washington Post (Nov. 30): “For years after Deng Xiaoping’s decisive turn toward modernization in the late 1970s, U.S. business executives… Continue reading

Washington Dems likely to propose capital gains tax

A capital gains tax will be on the table during the 2019 Legislative Session, Washington State Speaker of the House Frank Chopp announced at a… Continue reading

Bush-Appointed Judge Credits Roberts for Standing Up to Trump | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pa. - John E. Jones III doesn’t look or sound much like a rebel. Like a lot of federal judges, he’s given to sober… Continue reading

Sen. Rolfes to stay on as Ways & Means chair

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes will continue to chair the Senate’s budget committee, Ways & Means, when the Washington State Legislature convenes in 2019. Rolfes,… Continue reading